Police Beat: Blotters for the 68th and 62nd precincts

68th Precinct

Between Tuesday, April 8 and Saturday, April 12, the 68th Precinct received reports of two grand larcenies and three burglaries. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A woman was making a transaction at an outside ATM on 86th Street and Fifth Avenue on Saturday, April 12 around 1 p.m. when she was approached by an unknown male who then allegedly picked up her gray bag from the sidewalk and fled. The victim’s bag contained two credit cards, a Social Security card, a Green Card and healthcare cards.


A Rite Aid employee working at the 13th Avenue and 70th Street shop reported that on Saturday, April 12 around 5:40 p.m., numerous unknown persons entered through the front door and ran through the aisles, allegedly grabbing merchandise off the shelves and fleeing the scene without paying.

Among the items stolen were two curling irons, three electric toothbrushes and two electric razors. The stolen property is valued at approximately $1,036.


A woman left her residence near 12th Avenue and 65th Street on Tuesday, April 8 around 5:40 p.m. When she returned the next day around 8:30 a.m. she reported that an unknown perp had entered her residence through the front door and removed six Hampton Bay ceiling fans, four power drills and 10-foot copper pipes, valued at approximately $1,020.

Neighboring witnesses say they saw one Hispanic male enter the residence and leave a few minutes later through the front door.


A woman living near Seventh Avenue and 82nd Street left her residence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10 and returned at 11:30 a.m. to discover that an unknown person had broken in through the basement door.

Once inside, the suspect stole $1,000 in cash, miscellaneous jewelry worth $24,000 and a Chinese passport.


An unknown suspect allegedly broke in through the basement door of a residence near 10th Avenue and 70th Street on Friday, April 11. Sometime between 3 and 3:30 a.m., the suspect gained access by allegedly breaking the window on the door.

The perp made off with a Black and Decker electronic drill, electric scissors, natural fertilizer and a coaxial cable, all valued at approximately $850.

62nd Precinct

Between Tuesday, April 8 and Monday, April 14, the 62nd Precinct received reports of five burglaries, nine felony assaults, four robberies, 15 grand larcenies and one auto theft. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.


Police are reviewing surveillance video in the hopes of catching the burglars who drilled a hole into the wall of a deli and stole $12,000 in cash from cash registers and deposit bags some time after closing on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13.

The deli, located on 86th Street near Stillwell Avenue, sits next to an empty building, from which the burglars allegedly entered.


Police arrested five teens for allegedly punching, kicking and robbing an 18-year-old girl of her purse, cash and shoes as she walked to the train station near 20th Avenue and 64th Street at around 9:13 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. The teen sustained injuries to her face and body.


A 61-year-old man was arrested after allegedly punching and kicking an 82-year-old homeowner in the face after the victim asked him to move his car, which was parked in front of the victim’s driveway, said police. The request, made at around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 14 in front of house on 81st Street near 16th Avenue, escalated into an argument and then assault.


The BB gun pellet came out of nowhere, said a woman who was hit in the neck while standing outside a home on 73rd Street near New Utrecht Avenue at around 10:45 a.m. on Monday, April 14. The woman was treated for her injury at the scene and told police that she had no idea who shot the BB gun.


A 39-year-old woman told police that her husband allegedly broke an order of protection by coming to her West Sixth Street home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 and proceeding to abuse her verbally and assault her physically, slapping her face and using his hands to choke her before fleeing.

A 51-year-old woman allegedly slashed a female relative’s arm with a kitchen knife during a verbal dispute inside a diner at Bath Avenue near Bay 25th Street at around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, police said.

Police are searching for a 39-year-old woman who reportedly verbally and physically abused her 77-year-old mother inside the mother’s West Seventh Street apartment at around 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. The daughter allegedly threw a telephone at her mother and used it to hit her in the chest, as well as using a prescription bottle to hit her in the head.

A 44-year-old man allegedly used a shoe to hit his 71-year-old mother in the head on Wednesday, March 26 inside a 17th Avenue home, police said. The woman reported the incident over a week later and was taken to the hospital with a bruise and a closed-head injury.

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